PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
by Jen Doyle
Pub Date 29 Aug 2016
Jen Doyle delivers a home run of heart, heat and plenty of laughter in this contemporary romance, perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis’s Pacific Heat series
There’s one thing Max “Deke” Deacon can always count on besides his old high school teammates: Angelica “Fitz” Hawkins. But no matter how much Deke might secretly fantasize otherwise, a relationship with his best friend’s sister is off limits. Until one unexpectedly smoldering encounter has Deke and Fitz giving in to the feelings they’ve both been fighting for far too long.
Fitz knows for a fact that it is not better to have loved and lost. After losing her parents, she’d rather lock up her heart and throw away the key than endure that kind of pain again. If that means giving up any hope of a lasting relationship, then so be it.
But with Deke, Fitz feels dangerously close to falling in love. She can’t risk another broken heart—especially if it means losing one of her best friends for good. Now it’s up to Deke to convince her that the safest place she could ever be is right here with him.
I had not previously read anything by this author and although I wasn’t overly enthusiastic over the constant use of the “F” word, the story is a good one. I like a good baseball romance and I would say this one was a ground rule double. I would read this author’s works again if the language was toned down a bit. The storyline was heartwarming and the characters are believable.
I would give this book a 3.75 star rating.
I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Scoundrel and I
by Katharine Ashe
Length: 209 pages
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A sexy, heartwarming novella from the USA Today bestselling author of RITA® Award Finalists My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander…
Printer’s assistant Gabrielle Flood just made the worst mistake of her life.
Then handsome, dashing Captain Anthony Masinter came along…
And made it even worse.
And he’s the last man on earth who can help her fix it.
Sometimes a disaster is exactly what two people need to fall in love.
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The Scoundrel & I is a standalone spin-off novella from Katharine Ashe’s acclaimed Falcon Club Series, with special BONUS MATERIAL: the complete correspondence of Lady Justice and Peregrine, including never-before-published letters.
by Pamela Belle
Published Jul 4, 2016
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Sometimes we find light in the darkest of places…
Tortured by a cold, Puritan father, Silence has learned to conceal her passionate nature inside a prison like shell of passivity.
Her eventual marriage does not offer her the escape that she longs for and she craves some semblance of autonomy.
It is only the sweep of history that finally offers Silence the freedom she so desires.
Civil war has raged and her sombre husband has been away for two years.
During this time Silence – now Mistress of Wintercombe – has enjoyed a harmonious time with her children.
Yet this sheltered world is shattered when enemy Cavaliers invade, causing havoc in the town.
Wintercombe, once a tranquil bastion of family virtue, is transformed into an unruly, drunken, and licentious garrison.
As the ugliness of war continues, Silence must learn to shed the submissive nature that life has forced her to assume and draw upon the inner strength that she has always possessed.
From this turmoil a still more subtle threat dawns in the handsome shape of Captain Nick Hellier.
As the battle for England is matched by the struggle within her soul, it’s not long before Captain Hellier starts to slowly unlock the chains around Silence’s fragile, Puritan heart…
Praise for Pamela Belle
“A lovely warm tapestry of a book, weaving together suspense and drama with a bittersweet love story and a richly detailed account of life in an English Manor House during the Civil War. Pamela Belle’s best book so far” — Rosemary Sutcliff
Pamela Belle was born and bred in Suffolk, the daughter of a local prep school headmaster. She went to the University of Sussex, and went on to become a primary school teacher. The Moon in the Water was the first in the four-volume Heron saga.
The Cajun Series Book 1
by Cherie Claire
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Emilie Gallant and her Cajun family have traveled to Louisiana in search of their father, separated thirteen years ago during le grand dérangement, the brutal exile by the British from their Nova Scotia homeland. The last thing Emilie has on her mind as she enters the rugged bayou country is marriage to her longtime companion, Lorenz Dugas. Beautiful but stubbornly defiant, Emilie worshipped Lorenz as a child but having to fight to preserve her family has built a wall around her heart. But Lorenz is equally determined and his passion will prove that their love cannot be denied. As they make their way across the untamed Louisiana wilderness, hoping to reunite the Gallant family, Emilie learns that love has a way of healing all wounds — even in the most unusual places.
“Pick up a copy of Emilie for your reading pleasure, and take a journey into the historical Acadian (Cajun) country of Louisiana for an educational, romantic read.”
—Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today
“The beauty of Ms. Claire’s tale is in the message that love makes one a stronger and better person. She leaves just enough hints to keep readers eagerly anticipating the next two sisters’ tales. As a history buff, I enjoyed learning about the Acadian (Cajun) culture, as well as the story’s characters.”
—Evelyn Feiner, Romantic Times magazine
“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!”
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1768
• Book One of Cherie’s The Cajuns series
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books)
The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana’s role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net.
The Cajuns historical saga
Book One: Emilie
Book Two: Rose
Book Three: Gabrielle
Book Four: Delphine
Book Five: A Cajun Dream
Book Six: The Letter
The Cajun Embassy
Book One: Ticket to Paradise
Book Two: Damn Yankees
Book Three: Gone Pecan